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She Loves U-Rah-Rah (Rah)

Winter 2022

The Beatles finally make it to Madison, thanks to a new collection in Mills Music Library.

A Little Creepy but Totally Quiet

Spring 2022

Studying in Memorial Library’s cages has been a rite of passage for generations of students.

Toward a Fairer Vaccine

Winter 2021

A new model will overcome disparities and boost immunization rates.

Running from Race

Spring 2021

Librarian Louise Butler Walker ’35 took desperate measures to survive in a racist society.

A New Era for Children’s Literature

Spring 2020

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center transforms publishing by championing diversity.

Helen C. White Hall, with a View

Summer 2019

Helen C. White Hall opened in 1971 with “135,000 books, a view, and a chance to be alone,” the alumni magazine stated

The Mystery of the Missing UW Books

Summer 2019

When popular graduate student Jenny Morrill MA1905 left campus for the summer, librarians found evidence of  “a most awful crime” that she blamed on her morphine addiction.

Memorial Library

Winter 2018

Shhhh! We’re studying here.

Digital Library

Demand for digital resources at UW libraries is growing fast.

Hoopes Sisters Illustrations

Spring 2018

Susan Barribeau ’77, MA’91 had no time to waste when she came across a listing for 25 sketchbooks that had belonged to Margaret and…

A Muffled Voice

Spring 2018

A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.

Scene Setting

Jeff Miller photo

Elise Schimke ’17 sought solitude in campus libraries during her time at UW–Madison. So when the history and…

Ask Helen C.

Fall 2016

Bryce Richter

Even in today’s era of selfies and Snapchat, a bulletin board in the corner of the

How can you not care about the past?

Spring 2015

It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.

Kevin Henkes x’83: Connecting with Kids

Fall 2014

A class project sparked a career as an author and illustrator.

Fee Dodger

Winter 2013

27,000 days overdue.

A Badger Tale

Winter 2013

Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.

Quick Takes: Fall 2013

Fall 2013

UW news in brief

Party at Helen’s Place

Winter 2012

Helen C. House Party

It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Winter 2012

A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.

Farewell Cards

Summer 2012

Memorial Library bids an overdue adieu to its card catalog.

Books and Beyond

Fall 2011

LIS 640: Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Moving Mountains

Spring 2011

An exhibit shows that sparse information once led to cartographic creativity.

Quick Takes

Fall 2010

UW news in brief.

Bye Bye, Bernie

Fall 2010

Happy trails, Bernie. Thanks for keeping our UW memories alive.